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Happy New Year 2020

January 1st, 2020

Hope you had a good night!


New Years resolutions

December 31st, 2019

I plan on becomeing more active, starting with walking at least 1000 meters a day in 2020. Everything is second to this.


Some review of last decade

December 31st, 2019

I'm gonna list some things that stood out for me in the 2010's:

  • Eight years of employment (Red Cross, easyofficephone.com/jive.com), this latter unfortunately brought about by the death of friend shifted me into employment for most of the decade whereas I had almost as much unemployment in the 2000 decade.
  • New apartment, starting from 2013 until now I live in an apartment that is about my size, perhaps a little smaller could work too, but I'm not complaining
  • I went through two workstations, one was a core i7-930 or something and the other which is my current workstation a Xeon e3 with 32 GB RAM. I unfortunately invested heavily in Intel. Another big event was getting the Apple Mac Mini and the Apple MacBook Pro (that I'm currently writing on).
  • I bought a used computer from the previous decade, a G5 PowerMac with intention of porting OpenBSD to 64-bit on it, failed
  • It's hard to say how much weight I really gained, but I'm guestimateing I became 70 lbs heavier at minimum
  • The 2010's were without a hospital visit because of my mental illness. I remained an out-patient. The meds I took throughout this decade were abilify/aripiprazol
  • I did not have a girlfriend in the 2010's pretty much the same as the 2000's.
  • I had a change of psychiatrist for the last two years or so
  • This blog was rewritten in C with libkcgi, the blog itself being started in 2009
  • In the 15 years of delphinusdnsd/wildcarddnsd I invested into this heavily iwith time
  • I was able to get a lot of books after 2013 with about 12-15 per year on average
All in all it was a good decade. I hope I will be able to get employment again in 2020's and pretty much repeat what happened last decade.


Was 2019 hard enough?

December 28th, 2019

In 2019 I had it pretty easy. Well sorta. I didn't get jobs I applied at, so I was unemployed the entire year. I kept working away at my DNS server though. And the 1.4.0 release will be something better than 2018's 1.3.0 release. I also hooked up a "work-rehabilitation" gig with the local Arbeitsamt. Not sure what to expect but in parallel I'm going on welfare in 2020. Until I can pay my own way again. So that's the epi and the pro (metheus) of 2019/2020. I have a million words to say only it would come out all disorganised so I'll keep it short. Looking forward to 2020.


Apple no longer supports RSS

December 28th, 2019

This article describes how apple no longer supports RSS. I found it off Hacker News (aka Y.Combinator). It's a pity. While I still have some apple gear, I'm thinking of getting rid of the apple eco-system. In fact the only device I still own is an old ipod. And it's hackable and untrustworthy other than for the google authenticator app and the mp3 player which I still use. I feel technology is drifting away from what it could be, and I'm left behind. But don't worry I have a plan. I may start an NNTP server here and tie it together with DNS somehow. Will have to see. I also wanted to do something with SIP, perhaps a BBS of sorts that's accessable from the PSTN and the Internet. Another Idea I had was a darknet gateway (my own dark-bubble). Perhaps it can all be put together / tied together. I have the servers after all.


Will Humans come to the table?

December 27th, 2019

Climate change is real. We need to cut CO2. I recently viewed a chart that showed energy production from 1999 until 2019, so the last 20 years. If we cut nuclear and all coal, we're down to a 2005 level. That's not bad at all! But! Will humans come to the table about their cars? We could do this all tomorrow I bet.


My G5 on the shelf I got for Christmas

December 26th, 2019

Here you can see my G5 with 2 windows PC's (NUC and core i3 workstation).

The G5 runs OpenBSD/macppc and an old Mac OS X (haven't gotten around to destroying it yet). Notice the quad ethernet cable that the G5 isn't able to make much use of, due to processor speed, really 1 cable is all it can use to max out. It was a silly purchase but I wanted it. All these stand on a shelf that my dad got me for christmas. It's the best present other than the UPS that I got. Very useful!


Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2019

Have a good time.


NXDOMAIN and NOERROR answers with DNSSEC could be wrong (SERVFAIL)

December 23th, 2019

I have unearthed a trove of bugs. I'm hoping to fix these on the 26th of december giving us one day for release. If more gets found after I'll roll a 1.4.1 release after 1.4.0, I really want to finish the release in 2019 still. If this affects you, I'm sorry. But at least these bugs are being found now. Just bad timing around christmas.


Solstice in three days

December 19th, 2019

The december solstice is upon us again in three days. After that (low) point the days will start getting longer again, probably noticable in february or march. Have a good longest dark time of the year.


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